Posts Tagged ‘Curlin’

Start Thinking Derby – 9 Days Away

As we enter the 9 day warning, it’s really time to start thinking about who you like. No, really, I’m serious. No more putting it off and waiting. – I have spoke to handicappers from around my area and this is the mode of thought. I would venture to say that 8 out of 10 […]

Breeders’ Cup – First Glimpse – Day #2 – Part #2

The races are starting to get better with every passing event and you’ll need to have a good base to stand on. Winning Ponies will be dialed in with the E-Z Win Forms as they are double-tough on the marquee days. The replay gives you something to think about and the E-Z Win Forms show […]

Why Do You Like ?

Post time draws closer with the passing of every minute and the second jewel of the Triple Crown is up for grabs. For the sake of being master of the obvious, only one can be the next Triple Crown winner. But the bigger question begs, “is this the year we keep it going ?” – […]

Is This For Real ?

We see things that make us draw a deep breath and shake our head. Did we see something special, or did we just hope for something great ? – Handicappers who watch race replays have to be very careful. If you get caught up in “wanting to see something” versus just watching the race. It can cost you […]

Free Selections / Saturday / 2-22-2014

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 22, 2014 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

As we hit the New Year, the weeks spiral toward that first Saturday in May. The racing starts off slow, and picks up speed like a roller-coaster going downhill. This weekend, the price of poker goes up as the Kentucky Derby point values take a hike to 50-20-10-5. Now, if you were wondering how much […]

Free Selections / Saratoga / $1 Million Dollar Pick-Four / 8-24-2013

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 23, 2013 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

The days on the porch sipping ice tea are fading slowly into the setting summer sun. But not to fear. This weekend is one we have waited for, as the 144th Running of the “Mid-Summer Derby” is in full effect. Saratoga oozes history and tradition, and this Saturday will not disappoint. There is a stakes filled […]

Free Selections / Kentucky Oaks / 5-3-2013

The Derby belongs to the world, but the Oaks is Louisville’s day at the races. Some of the best fillies in the world will battle at Churchill Downs in one of the best matched fields in years. So, grab your E-Z Win Forms, and get ready for one incredible weekend!   Churchill Downs The most up-to-date […]

Game on Dude, Flat Out Eye BC Classic

Winners of last weekend’s two top Breeders’ Cup Challenge races have several things in common, including being victorious in each Grade 1 contest for the second consecutive year. Flat Out surged to a head victory in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup over the pacesetting Stay Thirsty, his first triumph since defeating Drosselmeyer last […]

Belmont’s 94th Gold Cup Attracts Stakes Winners

by Greg Melikov

posted on September 26, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The 94th running of the Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational on Saturday will feature a half dozen winners of stake races.   Woodrow Wilson was president, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 660 and Sir Barton became the first Triple Crown winner when Belmont Park inaugurated the Gold Cup. The year was 1919. The winner: Purchase. The purse: […]

Derby Runners Have a Leg Up In Preakness

by Greg Melikov

posted on May 11, 2011 in Free Picks and Tips, General Discussion, Handicapping, Other Events | No Comments >>

Horses exiting the Kentucky Derby have a leg up in the Preakness. A remarkable 23 of the past 26 Derby runners captured the second leg of the Triple Crown. The exceptions came during the 21st Century: Rachel Alexandra, ’09; Bernardini, ’06; and Red Bullet, ’00. Four Derby champs the past decade were successful at Pimlico: […]